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Bronfin, Edward

Judge Edward “Ed” Bronfin is a second-generation Denver native and graduated from the Denver Public Schools.

He completed his undergraduate degree in liberal arts at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ed graduated with honors, Order of St. Ives, from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

While in law school, Ed began a clerkship in 1979 at a Denver-area trial/civil litigation law firm and remained with that firm as an associate and a partner through 1995, and then was a partner at another Denver trial/civil litigation law firm between 1995 and his appointment to the bench in 2008.

During his 27 years in private practice, Judge Bronfin handled a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including medical malpractice and products liability cases, personal injury cases, mass tort/multidistrict litigation, medical malpractice arbitrations, and insurance coverage issues and disputes.

Ed Bronfin was appointed to the Denver District Court bench by Gov. Ritter in 2008, and served on the bench for over fourteen years, presiding in civil, criminal, and domestic divisions. During his service on the bench, Judge Bronfin presided over hundreds of civil and criminal trials and issued numerous written orders.

Judge Bronfin has taught and presented at numerous continuing legal education programs and trial practice classes for lawyers, and at community outreach programs for the public about the courts and judicial system. He has lectured and published articles on multiple legal topics and contributed to a chapter about the medical-legal aspects of blood transfusion.

On September 11, 2023 the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF ALTERNATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION of the Costa Rican MINISTRY OF JUSTICE and PEACE made Judge Bronfin a Certified Arbitrator for International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Costa Rican American Chamber of Commerce (CICA-AMCHAM).

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Judicial Service

District Court Judge, 2nd Judicial District, Denver, Colorado 2008 – 2023


J.D. – University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Order of St. Ives)

B.A. – St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM)


Phone: 303-572-1919
Career Highlights
  • District Court Judge, 2nd Judicial District 2008-2023

  • Speaker at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in 2019

  • Named the “Barrister’s Best” trial court judge in 2014 by Law Week

  • Joined JAG as an arbiter in 2023

  • Streamlined and expedited resolution of discovery disputes in civil division

  • Annually mentored a first-year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and rated among the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice defense and personal injury litigation

  • Taught advanced trial advocacy to lawyers and judges in the Republic of North Macedonia

Community and Professional Activities
  • Board of Directors of the Dumb Friends League for three terms

  • Board member of the Colorado AIDS Project

  • Served two terms as a public member of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ board

Fun Facts
  • Visited 98 countries

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